Tuition Free 1800 House Decorative Arts Classes Special March 2018 Series

Fish PaperweightNANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is delighted to announce a new series of decorative arts classes at the whaling museum during three Saturdays in March.

Inspired by Nantucket history, the NHA’s 1800 House program is dedicated to celebrating and reviving Nantucket’s rich tradition of historic decorative arts.

While classes customarily take place in the nineteenth-century historic property at 4 Mill Street, this special series will be held at the whaling museum and taught by The Peter M. & Bonnie J. Sacerdote Chair of Education and Community Relations, Mary Emery Lacoursiere.

The March series captures the spirit of traditional artisan techniques, delivered in three-hour sessions, with free tuition, exclusive of materials fee of $30.

March 17, Nightlight Shades | 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Customize small lampshades using fabric, historic images, and photos.

March 24, Penwork Trinket Boxes | 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Create decorative designs using monogram and imagery applied to ceramic trinket boxes.

Combine historic images and natural materials in glass paperweights.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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